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2022 WA Australian of the Year recipients.

Chevron Australia managing director Mark Hatfield, Auspire Chairman Bradley Woods and the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia, and Auspire CEO Morgen Lewis with the 2022 WA Australian of the Year recipients. Credit: Salty Dingo.

Four outstanding Western Australians have been recognised as the 2022 WA Australian of the Year Awards recipients, accepting their awards from the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia.

Recipients from each category – Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year, WA Local Hero and the WA Australian of the Year – were commended for their significant contributions to the community and their efforts to improve lives and inspire others.

They’ll join the other state and territory recipients as national finalists for the national awards announcement on 25 January 2022.

Chevron Australia managing director Mark Hatfield welcomed award ceremony attendees in an opening address and said every finalist represented the qualities of Human Energy.

“These members of our local community have made a profound impact to the lives of others around them. They have each seen a problem and applied their talents and passion in pursuit of a solution,” said Mark.

"The diversity of their thoughts, talents, and experiences – together with their tremendous contribution to this country – is why Chevron is extremely proud to be the National Diversity and Inclusion partner of the Australian of the Year Awards.”

Mark Hatfield

Managing director, Chevron Australia

Welcome to country, WA Australian of the Year awards 2022.

Bindjareb Middars perform at the 2022 WA Australian of the Year awards. Credit: Salty Dingo.

For 60 years, the Australian of the Year Awards have celebrated the achievements and contributions of Australia’s finest – those who inspire and make a positive difference in the lives of others.

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